ISSUE 9.1 (SPRING 2013)


Contributor Biographies


Jennifer Baltzer-Lovato is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities). She is working on a dissertation that examines musical sound as it interacts with space and the construction of gender roles in Victorian Britain.

Kattie Basnett is a Ph.D. Candidate in Victorian Literature in the English Department at Rice University.  Her special interests include period science, animal studies, and women, gender, and sexuality studies.  She is a member of Rice’s Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and is currently completing her dissertation, "Animal Remainders, Remaining Animal: Cross-Species Collaborative Encounters in Victorian Literature" with an article from that project forthcoming in Volume 44 of Dickens Studies Annual.  Kattie began her project on Hardy and female sexuality as an undergraduate at Baldwin Wallace University under the direction of Dr. Ana de Freitas Boe.

Cynthia Huff has worked with nineteenth-century British women’s diaries throughout her academic career. She is the author of British Women’s Diaries: A Descriptive Bibliography of selected Nineteenth-Century Women’s Manuscript Diaries (1985), editor of Women’s Life Writing and Imagined Communities (2005), and co-editor with Suzanne Bunkers of Inscribing the Daily: Critical Essays on Women’s Diaries (1996). Her articles have appeared in Biography, Prose Studies, Women’s Studies Quarterly, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, Victorian Review, Teaching Life Writing Texts, Autobiography and Questions of Gender, and other journals and collections. She is Professor of English Studies at Illinois State University, where she teaches courses in life writing, Victorian literature and culture, women’s writing, and feminisms.

Caroline Levine is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of The Serious Pleasures of Suspense: Victorian Realism and Narrative Doubt (2003), winner of the Perkins Prize for the best book in narrative studies; Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts (2007); and a forthcoming book about form, building on her article, “Strategic Formalism,” which appeared in Victorian Studies in 2006. She is also the nineteenth-century editor of The Norton Anthology of World Literature and co-editor of a collection of essays called Narrative Middles (2011) with Mario Ortiz-Robles.

Heather Miner is a Teaching Fellow at Rice University. Her recently completed dissertation, Communities of Place: Making Regions in the Victorian Novel, studies architecture, environmentalism, and regionalism in nineteenth-century English literature. Articles from this project have appeared in Victoriographies and the Victorian Review. Her work has also appeared in Teaching and Studying the Americas, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and is forthcoming in the Ashgate Research Companion to Anthony Trollope.

Carolyn Oulton is a Reader in Victorian Literature, and Co-Director of the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. She is the author of Literature and Religion in Mid-Victorian England (Palgrave Macmillan 2003), Romantic Friendship in Victorian Literature (Ashgate 2007), Let the Flowers Go: A Life of Mary Cholmondeley (Pickering and Chatto 2009) and Below the Fairy City: A Life of Jerome K. Jerome (Victorian Secrets 2012).

Sarah Raff is Associate Professor of English at Pomona College. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Comparative Literature Studies, The Eighteenth-Century Novel, Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Modern Painters, and Publishers Weekly. Her book about Jane Austen will be published by Oxford University Press in fall 2013.

Mark W. Turner is Professor of English at King’s College London. He’s the author of Trollope and the Magazines (2000), Backward Glances: Cruising the Queer Streets of New York and London (2003), and is the co-editor, with John Stokes, of two volumes of Oscar Wilde’s Journalism for the Collected Works of Oscar Wilde (2013). His research interests include serialization, media history, queer studies and urbanism.